In this podcast we explore a human-centered approach to leadership by asking the question: How do you leave your people better than you found them?
Lorinna Eastman: Helping Your Team Thrive
In this episode we get to hear from Dr. Lorinna Eastman, currently a Partner at HR consulting firm "HR Catalyst", and a former SVP of Leadership Development and Talent Management for Bank of America.
Drawing from her deep experience in helping organizations of all sizes thrive , Lorinna shares some practical insights with us, including how a leader can create a sense of purpose for their organization, how a leader can intentionally build mechanisms to connect with their team on a human-level, and some indicators of when it might be the right time for a person to make the leap to a new job.
Learn more about HR Catalyst: https://hr-catalyst.com/
Jacob Hess: Coming to a place of affection and respect for people with opposing views.
In this episode we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Jacob Hess, Director of Research at Impact Suite, an organization that helps businesses reduce costs by encouraging employees to get at the roots of depression, anxiety and addiction - and move towards deeper and more lasting healing.
Jacob holds a PhD in Clinical-Community psychology from the University of Illinois and is the author of numerous articles and books (see links below).
In today's episode, Jacob gives practical tips on how to be a more effective leader through both mindfulness and through engaging in healthy dialogue with others with whom we don't agree.
Check out Jacob's work that we mention in the podcast:
If you're interested in learning more about Impact Suite, schedule a demo here: https://www.impactsuite.com/
Graham Segroves: How to be a Manager-Coach
Perhaps you've read about the Manager-as-coach trend and you're wondering what exactly that looks like, and how you might add the coaching skill set to your manager tool box. In today's episode, we have the privilege of learning about coaching from Graham Segroves, an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach and a mentor coach , who has been coaching executives of Fortune 500 companies for over 10 years.
In this episode, Graham will cover, among other topics:
What coaching is, how it differs from telling, and when to use each as a manager.How to avoid common pitfalls that managers run into when attempting to bring coaching into their management practice. Learn more about Graham on his website: https://grahamsegroves.com/
Chip Huth: Seeing People as People
To kick off the second season of the Human-Centered Leadership podcast, we're honored to have Charles "Chip" Huth join us for a discussion on the power of seeing people as people rather than as objects, numbers, or in his case, as criminals.
Chip brings a fascinating perspective on the topic, having recently retired as an executive commander with the Kansas City Police Department where he served for 30 years, including time leading SWAT teams. Is it possible to see people as people when breaking down their doors and arresting them? You might be surprised.
Chip currently serves as senior consultant for the Arbinger Institute. He also consults for international law enforcement, military, and corporate clients.
Check out Chip's podcast Changing Discourse - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/changing-discourse/id1534621561
And his TED talk - The Importance of Mindset in Policing
Wesley Thompson: Speaking the Truth in Love
Have you ever had one of those remarkable leaders who, although they led a large organization, still managed to make you feel like you mattered to them as an individual? Today we get to hear from just such a leader--Wesley Thompson. Wes is a former Vice President of Community Health for Intermountain Healthcare, the largest healthcare provider in the Intermountain West. He is also a lay ecclesiastical leader who has held numerous leadership roles in his community.
In this episode Wes shares important and practical leadership principles that he has learned, including: the lost art of picking up the phone and calling someone; the importance of acknowledging when you're wrong and saying sorry; and delivering hard messages by speaking the truth in love.
Denise Druce: Seeing Your People as Giants of Potential
Whether you're into mindfulness and yoga or not, we think you'll learn important principles of leadership in this episode featuring Denise Druce--TED Talk speaker, yoga instructor, and leader of Yoga Forward, a non-profit outreach program that brings the healing benefits of yoga to those who need it most, including prison inmates.
Denise shares practical ways we can be a better leaders, including:
How to see the potential in those you work with, or, as she puts it, how to see your people as "giants." How to use the "Grow and Glow" model to give constructive feedback in a way that leaves people better.And she even gets a real-time breathing exercise in.Watch Denise's amazing TED Talk video here, and find over 100 yoga sessions for all levels at her YouTube channel here.
Never been a better time than now to help leaders embrace being fully human at work, for themselves and for all those that work with them. This podcast features insightful conversations about how to be an effective and beloved leader, and as a result, heal our world.
What a great podcast for leaders and aspiring leaders to listen to experienced experts share their advice and successful strategies. Can’t wait to hear more.